Music

MUSIC & DANCE

Group Free

Through September 9
Grand Canyon Music Festival
This nationally renowned event celebrates its 34th season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyonmusicfest.org, 928-638-9215.

Through September 9
Grand Canyon Music Festival
This nationally renowned event celebrates its 34th season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyonmusicfest.org, 928-638-9215.

September 1, 15
Rock ’n’ Roll Dances
Guests enjoy rock ’n’ roll hits from the ’50s through ’60s, Sept. 1; and ’70s and ’80s, Sept. 15, with DJ Kort Kurdi. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8. Palm Ridge Summit Hall, 13800 W. Deer Valley Rd., Sun City West, rocknroll.scwclubs.com, 602-679-4220.

September 1-30
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Radney Foster, Sept. 1; David Cook, Sept. 2; Ana Popovic, Sept. 3; Carbon Leaf, Sept. 4; Kaki King and Derek Gripper, Sept. 7; Eliane Elias, Sept. 9; Southern Avenue, Sept. 16; GoGo Penguin, Sept. 17; Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna, Sept. 17; Leyla McCalla, Sept. 21; The Accidentals, Sept. 22; Xabier Díaz & Adufeiras de Salitre, Sept. 24; Debashish Bhattacharya and Derek Gripper, Sept. 25; Fourplay, Sept. 28; and Michael Kaeshammer, Sept. 30. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

September 2-30
Dance Parties
Hillcrest Dance and Social Club of Sun City West hosts dances with music by Bobby Freeman & Charlene, Sept. 2; Rich Howard & Brad Bauder, Sept. 9; Manuel Dorantes, Sept. 16; Michael Carollo, Sept. 23; and The Breeze, Sept. 30. 7-9:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., with complimentary dance lessons at 6:15 p.m. $6. R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, hillcrest.scwclubs.com, 605-430-5337.

September 3
Idina Menzel
The Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress rose to prominence as the star of musicals Wicked and Rent and TV’s Glee, followed by the voice of Queen Elsa on Frozen, in which she belted out the hit “Let It Go.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. 

September 3-17
Red Rocks Music Festival 
This annual festival attracts world-acclaimed musicians for four concerts in both Phoenix and Sedona. Call for times. $25 per concert. Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix; and Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schenbly Hill Rd., Sedona, redrocksmusicfestival.com, 602-402-4551. 

September 7
David Bromberg Quintet
The multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter takes the stage. The concert includes a trio of belated birthday bashes featuring Tom Rush, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. 7:30 p.m. $30-$65. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.com, 480-499-TKTS.

September 7
Kaki King 
Known for her diverse range in different genres, the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist has performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats. She shares the stage with Derek Gripper, a renowned South African guitarist who began his formal musical training on the violin at the age of 6. 7:30 p.m. $38.50–$53.50. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

September 8
Color Me Badd
The contemporary rhythm-and-blues band is recognized for such hits as “I Wanna Sex You Up” and “All 4 Love.” 8 p.m. $29-$79. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 800-WIN-GILA.

September 8
Jordin Sparks
The hometown favorite with the powerhouse vocals kicks off the 10th anniversary season for Tempe Center for the Arts. Sparks rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol at the age of 17 and is known for such hits as “No Air,” “Tattoo,” “Battlefield” and “Nothing to Wear.” 8 p.m. $75-$200. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.

September 9
Nat “King” Cole
Keith David presents Too Marvelous for Words: The Story of Nat “King” Cole, a swingin’ journey into the life and music of the renowned singer and jazz pianist. 7:30 p.m. $25-$35. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.

September 9
Nickelback
The chart-topping rock band brings its Feed the Machine tour to the Valley, performing such favorites as “Photograph,” “If Today Was Your Last Day” and “How You Remind Me.” Daughtry is special guest. 6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. 

September 9
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
Based out of San Diego, the band mixes funk, soul, jazz, and Latin and African influences to create a unique brand of “cinematic soul.” 7:30 p.m. Free; suggested donation: $10, adults; $5, children; $15, family. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlerarts.org, 480-782-2680.

September 10
Florida Georgia Line 
The country duo performs such feel-good party songs as “Anything Goes,” “Cruise,” “This Is How We Roll,” “Dirt,” “Get Your Shine On” and “God, Your Mama and Me.” Nelly and Chris Lane are special guests. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. 

September 15
Grown & Sexy #20
Rhythm-and-blues favorites share the stage, including K-Ci & JoJo, Ginuwine, Kelly Price and Bobby V. 9 p.m. $39-$59. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

September 15
Jazz & the Classics
Celebrate an evening of African high fashion, glamour and elegance complemented by classical music at this 2017 Diaspora Showcase Africa event. 7 p.m. $39-$69. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.

September 15
George Benson and Kenny G
The Breezin’ & Breathless Tour features classic album cuts and greatest hits by the legendary artists, as well as songs they perform together. 8 p.m. $55-$130. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 15-16
Opening Night
Tito Muñoz is at the podium as The Phoenix Symphony kicks off its 70th anniversary season with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. The bold and colorful program of musical masterpieces takes guests from the smoke-filled nightclubs of 1950s New York to the peasant villages of premodern Russia. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

September 15-17
Pickin’ in the Pines
Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music presents this bluegrass and acoustic music festival. Educational workshops, children’s activities and a band contest are included. Call for times and ticket prices. Pepsi Amphitheater, Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Ft. Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, pickininthepines.org, 866-977-6849.

September 16
Cabaret Series
Desert Foothills Theater hosts a family-friendly interactive show with the David Simmonds Band. Proceeds benefit the theater. 7 p.m. $20. Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, dftheater.org, 480-488-1981.

September 16
Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzmán
The Latin pop/rock legends share the stage in this co-headlining tour with the women performing their own hits, as well as “Cuando un Hombre te Enamora” and “Mas Buena” from the newly released duets album Versus. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 17
The Beach Boys
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston continue the legacy of this iconic American band, which brought us such generational anthems as “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Surfin’ USA,” “California Girls” and “Help Me Rhonda.” 8 p.m. $55-$130. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 19
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio (FREE)
Pianist Po Hsun Chen, violinist Aihua Zhang and cellist Wesley Skinner share the stage. 10-11:30 a.m. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.

September 19
U2
The band celebrates the 30th anniversary of its classic fifth album with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. Beck is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 21
Janet Jackson
The global music icon and influential entertainer brings her State of the World tour to Phoenix, performing fan favorites, smash hits and soon-to-be-released new works. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 21
The Matt Herskowitz Trio
Hear Frédéric Chopin as reimagined in a 21st century context of mixed genres, grooves and improvisation. The program also includes the music of Claude Bolling. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 21-30
Ballet Under the Stars (FREE)
Ballet Arizona continues its annual season-opening tradition with this series of intimate outdoor performances of classical and contemporary ballet. 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West; Sept. 22, Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills; Sept. 23, Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix; Sept. 28, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe; and Sept. 30, Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear, balletaz.org, 602-381-0184.

September 22
Music Legends
Jesse Colin Young, best known for his tenure as founder of The Youngbloods and an ongoing solo career as The Jesse Colin Young Band, and former Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre share the stage in a co-headlining tour. 8 p.m. $25-$55. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

September 22-24
The Rat Pack
The Phoenix Symphony whisks guests back in time to the Sands Hotel Copa Room with iconic tunes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and a swingin’ big band. The concert includes such megahits as “Come Fly with Me,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Mr. Bojangles.” F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

September 23
Benny Green Trio
The Lakeshore Music series kicks off with one of the foremost jazz pianists of our time. 7:30 p.m. $40. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tca.ticketforce.com, 480-350-2822.

September 23
Book of Beasts
The concert is presented by Helios, a Phoenix ensemble of seven vocalists who focus on bringing modern sensibility to early choral music. 7:30 p.m. $20, advance; $25, at the door. Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heliosphx.org, 602-561-8499.

September 23
Global Dance Festival
Flosstradamus, Showtek, Gareth Emery, Slander and Ecotek share the stage at this fourth annual event. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $39-$500. Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, globaldancefestaz.com.

September 23
Jazz Legends Live
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance hosts jazz greats Lewis Nash, drums; Bobby Floyd, piano; Niki Haris, vocals; and Tom Kennedy, acoustic and electric guitar. Proceeds support SAACA’s creative arts therapy programs. 7 p.m., $55-$65; VIP dinner and seating, 5:30 p.m., $150. The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, 6200 N. Club House Ln., Tucson, saaca.org, 520-797-3959.

September 23
Shake the Lake (FREE)
Rock the District’s teen performers rock the waves with a variety of bands, soloists and duos sharing the marina’s outdoor stage. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Bartlett Lake Marina, 20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd., Tonto National Forest, Carefree, rockthedistrict.net, 602-400-3330.

September 24
Fleet Foxes
The indie folk band from Seattle is recognized for such songs as “Mykonos” and “White Winter Hymnal.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, livenation.com, 800-745-3000.

September 24
Jesse & Joy
The Mexican-American brother-sister pop stars bring their Un Besito Mas tour to Phoenix. 8:30 p.m. $46-$111. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

September 24
Legacy Concerts
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix joins Phoenix Children’s Chorus and the Australian Girls Choir for a program featuring individual and collaborative performances from all three ensembles. 3 p.m. Dobson High School, 1501 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa; and 7 p.m., Camelback High School, 4612 N. 28th St., Phoenix. $15, adults; $12, seniors and youth, $5, children 3-10, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.

September 24
McLin/Campbell Duo
Husband and wife Katherine Lin and Andrew Campbell present a celebration of American music for violin and piano featuring sonatas by Aaron Copland and John Corigliano and newer works by Lera Auerbach and Kevin Puts. 2:30 p.m. $9. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.

September 26
Imagine Dragons
“Radioactive,” “Demons,” “Ready Aim Fire,” “Believer” and “On Top of the World” are sure to be on the program as the Grammy Award-winning alternative rock band brings its Evolve tour to Phoenix. Grouplove and K.Flay are special guests. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 27
Depeche Mode
Loyal fans can expect to hear favorites such as “Enjoy the Silence,” “Personal Jesus” and “People Are People” as the popular electronic band brings its Global Spirit Tour to Phoenix. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, livenation.com, 800-745-3000.

September 27
Paramore
The Grammy Award-winning pop/rock band performs in celebration of its new album, After Laughter. The group is known for such hits as “Ain’t It Fun,” “Hard Times” and “That’s What You Get.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, livenation.com, 800-745-3000.

September 29
Michael Franti & Spearhead
A pioneering force in the music industry, Franti is recognized for his globally conscious lyrics, powerful performances and dynamic live shows. Hits include “Yes I Will,” “Everyone Deserves Music” and “Say Hey (I Love You).” 7:30 p.m. $35-$49. Pepsi Amphitheater, Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, pepsiamp.com, 866-977-6849.

September 30-October 1
The Phoenix Symphony
Matthew Kasper leads the orchestra in Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony. Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko also performs. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.